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    Give Hastings Day gifts to help fund Nature Nook

    The Hastings Community Foundation is sponsoring Give Hastings Day on May 1, 2014. This special day is an online 24-hour ... Read Article »

    'The Lego Movie' lands on Giant Screen

    This original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as ... Read Article »

    U2's lead singer Bono performs during their concert in New York
    Rock Up Close: Concert Film Series Returns!

    Next up: U23D on May 10.  And on June 7, it’s The Rolling Stones.  Get ready for ‘Rock Up Close’ ... Read Article »

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  • Upcoming Events

    mosasaursSaturday, May 3, 2:00-4:00, Family Program: Prehistoric Creatures! Dinosaurs, mammoths, and mosasaurs, oh my!  We’ll explore the creatures that walked the land and swam in the ocean as we go back to the Cretaceous Period.  You’ll dig for fossils, excavate chocolate chips, and assemble wooden prehistoric creatures.  You’ll even get a sneak peek of our new summer exhibit Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway! More here.

    butterflySaturday, May 10: Butterfly Magic! Ever wonder about those hungry caterpillars eating garden leaves? We’re going to follow their life cycle as they grow to become colorful butterflies. Preschoolers will make a butterfly craft and caterpillar game to help them remember the magic of butterflies. Join us for Preschool Playday! RSVP at least 24 hours in advance. Preschool Playday takes place on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00-10:45 am. More here.

    Summer Fun 041Bugs & Botanicals. Superheroes & Space Camp. Messy Art, Machines, & Motors. This summer, get up close with art, science, and history! Registration for SummerFun classes is now open. Get a complete class list here.


    3rdLogoJoin us each month for this evening of special prices! Pay What You Can (PWYC) Museum admission from 5:00-8:00, and the 6:00 large-format film is just $5. For our next 3rd Friday the featured film is We the People. A terrific value! Next 3rd Friday: May 16.  More here.



    In the Planetarium: Dawn of the Space Age re-lives the excitement of the early days of space exploration and chronicles the major milestones of the space age. From the historic launch of the first artificial satellite and the thrilling first spacewalk, to the recent privately operated space flights, get immersed in this reconstruction of Man’s first steps into space. Details here.

    WTP thumbNEW! ‘We the People’ is now showing! This powerful documentary is the story of America’s founding documents and the people who wrote, shaped, and tested them. Special thanks to the Hastings Museum Foundation and the members of the Brooking Society for their generous support. This film is shown exclusively in 2D. For showtimes see the ‘Today at the Museum’ tab at right. For more information and a trailer, go here.

    JerusalemThumbThe city of Jerusalem is sacred to half the people on earth. It’s been conquered and destroyed, rebuilt, and reinvented repeatedly for more than 5,000 years. Now, for the first-time ever, a giant-screen film adventure immerses audiences in a spectacular cinematic journey so they can experience as never before the iconic sites cherished by billions. Now showing in 3D and 2D. Details here.

    SpaceThumbNow Showing: Space Junk 3D! Fifty years after launching our dreams into space, we’re left with a troubling legacy: a growing ring of debris orbiting the earth. Journey 22,000 miles into space for an up-close look at the problem and possible solutions. More information and an amazing trailer here. For Showtimes see the Today at the Museum tab, far right.

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